- The Milltown professorial staff has made one lasting impact on the life of Dublin in the Father Simpson Water-polo Cup, commemorating Paddy Simpson’s huge ministry to swimmers and water polo players at the Half-Moon and elsewhere. We picture three Jesuit alumni in contention: Kenny Wong from Riverview, Jim Stitt from Clongowes, and Keith Lynch from Belvedere.
- Fr. Michael Kelly SJ will speak on HIV, Food Security and Nutrition in the Royal Irish Academy,19 Dawson St. on Wednesday, Nov. 26th at 18.00. Michael will also share his African missionary story in “Conversations about Africa” in Gardiner St community on Tuesday 2nd December 2008 at 7pm. All are welcome.
- This year’s Colours rugby match between UCD and Trinity featured ten Jesuit almuni. Four were playing for UCD and six for Trinity, who won 20-18.
- On each Tuesday of Advent – 2, 9, 16 and 23 December – Manresa will be offering short periods of guided prayer (7.30-9.00pm) on the theme ‘Put Christ back into Christmas’. These evenings will be directed by Fr. Ciary Quirke, S.J., of the Manresa Team. There will an opportunity for a chat afterwards over a cup of tea. No booking required: just come along. Contribution is discretionary. For more details see www.manresa.ie.
- Sli Eile will launch their Galway outreach on Thursday 27 November at 7.00pm in 6 Ely Place, Galway. All are welcome. Meanwhile in Dublin they are holding an evening discussion at Boston College, Tuesday 25th Nov, 7.30pm on “Living with HIV/Aids – challenging the myths and providing a real understanding”. This is to mark World Aids Day.
- Gardiner Street will run mini-retreats on three Advent Tuesdays: reflecting on the Christmas story: through paintings (Eileen Kane on 2 December); through carols (Donal Neary SJ on 9th); through the Gospel (Brendan Comerford on 16th); after the 11 a.m. Mass for about an hour.
- On 3rd December Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ will preach at the feast-day Mass in St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.
- The El Salvador Martyrs will be commemorated in Ballymun at the 7 p.m. Mass in the Virgin Mary Church, Shangan Road, on Sunday 30 November.
FR PROVINCIAL’S DIARY
24-27 Nov: Clongowes visitation